Reasons Mount Against Pruitt Pot Lawsuit | Blue Oklahoma
A recent story noted that Oklahoma ranked twelfth per capita among states in the number of people who died from alcohol poisoning over a two year period. It was a typical "reportitis" story, which means it summarized yet another negative report about the state, an occurrence all too familiar to people who live here and want to improve the quality of life in Oklahoma. In all, 37 people died directly from alcohol poisoning here from 2010 to 2012, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number, of course, doesn't account for other types of deaths caused by alcohol, such as cirrhosis of the liver or in car accidents when drinking impairs a driver. It also doesn't include drug-alcohol combination overdose deaths when drinking contributes to bad decisions about ingesting pain pills. Oklahoma has as much of an over-drinking problem as it does a prescription drug overdose problem.